Ivanka Velikonja Antolin

June 6, 1924 - June 2, 2024
St. Joseph’s Cemetery
339 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
301-447-6606 | Map
Saturday 8/3, 10:00 am
Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church
8710 Mount Vernon Hwy
Alexandria, Virginia 22309
703-780-4055 | Map
Friday 8/2, 1:00 pm

Ivanka Velikonja Antolin passed away peacefully at home in Alexandria, Virgina, on June 2 nd , 2024. Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, lawyer, librarian, polyglot, world traveler, and eternal optimist, she leaves behind a rich legacy of love and adventure to both family and friends. Ivanka was born in Ljubljana, SloveniaContinue Reading

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Brona left a message on July 6, 2024:
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Elaine Marshall left a message on June 24, 2024:
I have so many fond memories of our families growing up together. Your Mom was always so gracious and kind. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your loss.
Andrej Bevec left a message on June 24, 2024:
Dear Vida, family, and relatives We are deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. Her warmth and friendly smile made a lasting impression on everyone fortunate to meet her. Reflecting on our cherished memories, visiting your family in Pennsylvania stands out vividly, especially those joyful Saturdays spent in the apple orchard with the children, creating unforgettable moments together. We also fondly remember gathering for Slovenian Mother’s Day programs in Washington, where your mother's eloquent readings touched our hearts deeply. Her presence and contributions will always be cherished and remembered by all who had the privilege to know her. May her soul find eternal peace and comfort in God’s loving embrace. With heartfelt condolences, Andrej, Tereza & family
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Susan Brewet left a message on June 21, 2024:
I was inspired by her calm spirit, intelligence, laughter, and most of all love. What amazing woman and what an amazing life! My heart and prayers go out to all of her family, may God comfort them and give them peace.
Sister Mary Catherine (John) Conway, D.C. left a message on June 19, 2024:
Having taught First Grade at Mother Seton School from 1968-79, I was blessed to know the Antolin Family and to be teacher for many of the children. I came back to MSS as principal from 1995-2006 and appreciated the generosity of the Antolin MSS Alums in supporting their school. What a wonderful tribute to their Mother, Ivanka, an awesome child of God and a great woman. The Antolin Family has always had a loving place in my heart. May God's peace and courage gentle your hearts!
The Jenkins Family left a message on June 19, 2024:
In memory of a life well lived.
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Katie Jenkins left a message on June 19, 2024:
Wow. What. A. Life!!! What an impressive woman! I’m so blessed for having been able to meet her. Such a wonderful family that embodies all the most important values in life. She will be greatly missed! Sending so much love to you all ❤️
Erica Dornburg left a message on June 19, 2024:
Dear Vida, I am so sorry for your loss. I know, no matter how much time there was to prepare and share together, there is no way to lessen the pain that comes from such a loss. You were a loving and dedicated daughter. I hope you find some peace in knowing that you gave your mom the best quality of life and time to be with family, right through to the end. I am here for you, whenever and whatever you need. My condolences to the whole family. You will all remain in my prayers. Erica
Anonymous left a message on June 18, 2024:
In memory of a lovely , indeed a beautiful person
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Nita Shank left a message on June 18, 2024:
Mrs. Antolin was absolutely an outstanding woman. Her obituary is a marvelous tribute to her. Thank you for sharing her life story. I know she will be deeply missed by all her children and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers go with you always. 🙏🏼💝
Tom Welsh left a message on June 17, 2024:
Dear Vida and your extended family, I truly sorry for your loss. I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet your mother. I remember her perpetual kindness, good cheer, a youthful attitude. I knew some of her life story, but after reading her obituary, saying she lived a full life does not adequately capture the trials and tribulations she had to endure. Despite the hardships of World War II followed by leaving her homeland due to Communism to become a displaced person in Italy, followed by several more international moves, one could not have faulted her for seeing life as a miserable existence. Yet, her faith and her love gave life to so many. The world is a poorer place with the passing of Ivanka. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Northern Virginia Burial & Cremation Society left a message:
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